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17 February 2010

Janeane Garofalo Makes Excuses For Libtalk Failures

KILLED BY KINDNESS?

Garofalo: Air America Too Nice To Succeed







Emerging from her cave for an increasingly-rare public appearance, Hollyweirdo Janeane Garofalo used part of a visit with Rosie O'Donnell to share her theories on the failure of Air America Radio.

Is it really possible that her former employer's network collapsed partly as a result of being too kind? That's part of Janeane's amusing theory, one which conveniently omits stealing money from a children's charity (AAR management), calling Hillary Clinton "a f---ing whore" (Randi Rhodes), referring to virtually any political opponent as a "Nazi" (the entire staff) and turning a radio talk show into a Scientology infomercial (Janeane herself!). Yes, what a nice bunch.

Here's the clip and partial transcript:







ROSIE O'DONNELL - ROSIE RADIO (1:05:38): Why is it often that liberal-backed causes don't seem to have the organizational infrastructure that all of these right-wing radical groups have?

GAROFALO: I would assume there's a couple of reasons: the right-wing radicals are fueled by greed, hate, a domineering attitude, and the will to power that may translate into a type of success. In [Air America's] case, you ha[d] a lot of much kinder people working at something they hadn't done before.

GAROFALO (1:09:12): It's a shame that [Air America] didn't thrive because it was desperately needed. Right-wing talk radio makes me soul-sick. [It] makes me sick. I was eager to get involved [with Air America] because at the time, especially from the stolen election of 2000 onward something ha[d] to happen.

O'DONNELL (1:10:21): [The media are] all corporately owned [now]. When we were in elementary school, we were taught [that] in Russia, where they have Communism, there's only two TV stations. One is the state-owned TV station, and the other station just has a loop saying, 'You better be watching [the first] station.' That's almost what it's become.

GAROFALO: In the last thirty, forty years, after Watergate, after Vietnam, there was a concerted effort by the right-wing's powers that be in this country, in the military-industrial complex, to make sure that people power couldn't be as effective and that there would not be a Walter Cronkite or a Woodward and Bernstein.

GAROFALO (1:11:41): Cheney and Rumsfeld came in with Ford, and they had years and years to make sure [that] what happened. They stole the election of 2000, they stole the election of 2004. That is not tinfoil-hat-time conspiracy. That is just powerful people consolidating power. [It] happens in every country in every era.

GAROFALO (1:13:36): The other face of racism has now really, really come to the fore in this country. The Republican party has now morphed into a National Front, basically, similar to Britain's Nationalist [sic] Front. The teabaggers that is racism, pure and simple.If you cannot see that those so-called teabaggers are straight-up racist, then you're not paying attention.

GAROFALO (1:18:09): You don't need a fact to know when there's racism. You don't need a fact to know when there's gay-bashing going on. You don't need a fact to know when there's an illegal and immoral war going on. That is just a real thing that's happening, and [is] not debatable. There are some things that are true. Torture is wrong in the same way that the racism issue and the gay-bashing issue is not up for debate, yet we still insist on indulging these [conservatives].


Also notable here is the especially obnoxious tone taken by Garofalo, making her already-abrasive personality that much tougher to take.


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12 Comments:

  • Two very ugly women...inside and out.

    By Anonymous HarryS, at 17 February, 2010 21:42  

  • Talk about two totally delusional-Dumb & DimBulbs, it's these two and Bill Marred for life... They are such a joke and only an idiot would actually believe anything they say or do is based on the truth...

    By Blogger MAV's Google-Blog-Base, at 17 February, 2010 23:38  

  • lefie radio is too depressing to hold listeners and sell ads.

    pass the prozac!

    By Anonymous pharmer, at 18 February, 2010 08:32  

  • Why that gargoyle is even given a platform and a microphone to voice anything is simply beyond me to even attempt to comprehend.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 18 February, 2010 08:41  

  • That's the sort of kindness that left your employer bankrupt & you unemployed, Janeane.

    Drop to your knees & thank God that you've already made your fortune, as you're much too ignorant to start a new & successful career. (boy, that F&F beatdown really left scars on her, didn't it?)

    By Blogger RW, at 18 February, 2010 16:45  

  • oh yeah Garofalo is the essence of nice *eye roll*

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 18 February, 2010 20:40  

  • Yeah, Air America was kind...kind of awful, that is. I honestly used to try to listen to see what they were up to but it was a lot of screechy misinformed bores lacking any sort of entertainment value. They never allowed opposing viewpoints, which is what makes Limbaugh and Hannity and Levin and Malzberg so fascinating. All their callers were like "Yeah, George Bush sucks and he's Hitler and Dick Cheney likes to shoot his friends, hahaha." And the host is like "Yeah, George Bush really does suck and he's worse than Hitler, he's like mega-uber-Hitler and Dick Cheney is like the devil. Next caller..." Hours of sycophants toadying up to boring screechy hosts! Even if you can't stand Limbaugh and the rest, you can't help being entertained when a conservative talk radio host debates, on live radio, someone from the far left. It's conflict and controversy and drama, man! Come to think of it, maybe Air America failed because all the really interesting leftist callers were busy debating Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity and not listening to Garafolo and the other libtards.
    http://presidentsuit.com

    By Blogger President Suit, at 18 February, 2010 23:48  

  • Yes, Radio America was to nice to succeed like cancer so healthy, nobody wants the cure

    By OpenID boone315, at 20 February, 2010 05:17  

  • "the right-wing radicals are fueled by greed, hate, a domineering attitude, and the will to power"

    Sounds more like Obama and Olberman et al than anybody I see on the right!

    By OpenID Ken F, at 20 February, 2010 18:29  

  • GAROFALO (1:18:09): You don't need a fact to know when there's racism. You don't need a fact o know when there's gay-bashing going on. You don't need a fact to know when there's an illegal and immoral war going on. That is just a real thing that's happening, and [is] not debatable. There are some things that are true. Torture is wrong in the same way that the racism issue and the gay-bashing issue is not up for debate, yet we still insist on indulging these [conservatives].

    Not needing a fact is the liberal way to draw any conclusion usually with a crayon(r).

    Can Ugly words from even uglier hags be more wrong.

    By Anonymous Deskpilot, at 21 February, 2010 10:34  

  • "You don't need a fact"? What's that supposed to mean?

    I've been watching the tea party movement from the sidelines, and I notice that there are people of different races involved. They don't seem to segregate them away from the whites either.

    It seems that these Garofalo and friends are talking in code of some kind, "you don't need a fact," and making up accusations. Sad.

    By Blogger Cecilia, at 20 March, 2010 15:58  

  • SO the cat is out of the bag.
    The head hag has spoken for all the loons on the left.
    "You don't need a fact"
    That is how the left allows themselves to be chronically ignorant to the world and times we are living in.
    I think its fairly safe to say this country has come far from its racist history. We wouldn't have a black man in the white house if it was not so. I would go out on a limb to say our white guilt is allowing a man to destroy an amazing country to suit the agenda of an angry boy!Boy as in young male.
    As for nastiness Please!!!Have you watched Bill Maher or Bayner. The things that come out of their mouths are reprehensible.
    All the libs do is whine and blame those on the right for things they did yesterday.
    Why doesn't the frigin media do there job and put an end to the charade!!

    By Blogger Heather, at 26 March, 2010 00:02  

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